Council to give domestic violence victims an extra 20 days paid leave per year

Sep 24 2010
Council to give domestic violence victims an extra 20 days paid leave per year

Surf Council to give Battered Women Twenty Days Paid Leave per Year
(Melbourne Age, Friday 24th September, 2010)
It’s simply putting on bandaids (a) because it will be confidential so the woman takes the burden of shame instead of it resting where it rightly should, squarely on the perpetrators shoulders and (b) It will only perpetuate the violence because life will go on unchanged. There is no cause and effect. The basher will get off scot free while the woman hides her black eye and swollen ribs and he won’t even suffer a loss of gambling or drinking income.
I say if we are going to do this then name and shame. Make it one payment for twenty days giving her time to leave the violent situation, get an intervention order and reorganise her life. Make him accountable.
A couple of days here and a few days there on full pay will only allow her to heal to be bashed again. What do you think?